My Philosphy

 

 

 

 

I believe that everyone deserves to live life to their best potential.  However, in life, challenges, past struggles, a crisis or other issues may prevent us from living our optimal life.  My philosophy is, if individuals are given an opportunity they will be able to find their inner resources and strengths.  It is never too late to make positive changes and live the life you want.  Change comes in many different forms.  Small changes can have a ripple effect in your everyday life and can eventually lead to bigger ones.  Therapy can be a very powerful tool in healing and discovering your strengths and capabilities.

I consider each individual unique and therefore work with them according to what best fits their needs and lifestyle.  I am trained in a variety of modalities of therapy and I customize my approach to each client’s needs.  My holistic approach to counselling allows me to incorporate an individual’s mind, body and spirit in the therapy process.  I strongly believe that individuals are experts on their own lives and encourage them to be active participants.

My theoretical orientation is humanistic and eclectic.  I draw from my Adlerian training and apply the basic principles of client-centred therapy through mutual respect, encouragement and collaboration.  My on-going post graduate training has allowed me to utilize evidence-based and many other modalities of therapy.

Modalities of Therapy and Techniques

  •  Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  •  Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)

  •  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  •  Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  •  Lifespan Integration

  •  Mindfulness

  •  Brief and Solutions Focused

  •  Expressive/Art Therapy

  •  Adlerian Therapy

"You will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in muddy pond, beautiful and strong." - Masaru Emoto